Mama's Corner

valentines_bento-4As the age-old saying goes, “sharing is caring,” and on Thursday, November 3rd we are celebrating National Sandwich Day with “Send a Sandwich,” allowing you to call ahead and pre-pay for a sandwich order to send to that special someone!

Send love this National Sandwich Day in the only way it matters. For more information call (857) 284-7064!


Based on the argument that a sandwich is anything between two pieces of bread, Paul Barker, the sandwich king of Boston will be celebrating the Red Sox home opener by featuring one of America’s favorite foods the hot dog! On April 11thwe will launch its all new Hot Dog Menu!

Hot dog lovers can of course enjoy one of these premium ¼ all beef grilled beauties with the regular fixings such as ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut, onion and relish ($3.99), but those willing to step out of their culinary comfort zone may appreciate items such as the “Surf & Turf” with a ¼ pound all beef hot dog American cheese, hickory smoked bacon and fresh lobster meat on a large braided roll ($23.99). Show your support by “Green Monsta’ sizing” it by adding avocado! Want your hot dogs in a different format? Try the “Hot Dog Grilled Cheese” on buttery Texas toast stuffed with griddled hot dogs and cheese(s) of your choice ($6.99), or try the “Hot Dog Mac n’ Cheese” with Pauli’s famous four cheese mac n’ cheese sauce and smoky all beef franks ($12.99). Grab one pre or post game!










Pictured: The Surf & Turf Hot Dog

8-10 servings


20-24 extra-large white mushrooms
5 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
3 tablespoons white wine
¾ -1 lb. Italian sausage (casings removed)
6 scallions minced (white & green parts)
2 garlic cloves minced
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 8 oz. container of mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/ ½ tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
2 -3 tablespoons softened butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Remove stems from mushrooms and finely chop; set aside.
Place mushroom caps in bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons of oil and the white wine.

Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium heat. Add sausage, break apart as you cook. Cook 8-10 minutes until completely browned. Add mushroom stems, cook 3 more minutes. Stir in scallions and garlic and cook 2-3 more minutes. Add panko breadcrumbs and combine evenly. Stir in mascarpone cheese and cook until melted and sausage mixture is creamy. Remove from heat; add Parmesan cheese, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Let cool slightly.

Using fingers, dab inside of each mushroom cap with a softened butter, then, generously fill each cap with sausage mixture. Arrange the mushrooms in a single layer in a baking dish or sheet pan. Add two tablespoons of water to the bottom of baking sheet to ensure mushrooms don’t dry out. Bake 50 minutes until stuffing is browned and crusty.



Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Soup

Serves 6-8


1 (3 ½ lb.) whole chicken cut in pieces plus neck and liver
2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 Herbox sodium-free chicken bouillon seasoning packet (prepare as directed)
4 medium whole carrots, peeled
2 celery stalks with leaves
1 lg. tomato, quartered
1 lg. onion, quartered
½ lb. small-size pasta (acini de pepe)
Grated Romano cheese to taste

1. Wash chicken in water with salt.
In large stockpot, place chicken pieces in pot and cover with cold water (about one inch above the chicken). Bring to a boil for three minutes. Remove excess foam that collects on top.

2.Add all vegetables and seasonings. Reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered for 1 ½ hours. Remove cooked chicken and vegetables. Strain broth through strainer and return broth to pot. Chicken may be shredded or cut into pieces and return to broth. Chunks of cooked vegetables may be removed, cut into bite size pieces and return to broth.

3.Cook pasta separately according to package and add desired amount to individual servings. Add grated cheese to individual bowls as desired.

Move over turducken and make way for the Pauli’s all new sandwich the Turporky. Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with this inspired sandwich featuring oven roasted turkey, crisp applewood smoked bacon, fresh lettuce, and vine-ripened tomatoes all served on a fresh baked Italian braided roll and topped with house-made cranberry mayo for $7.49. Try our “order two” special and order two Turporkies and you know…you’ll have two of them.

The Boston lobster roll

When it comes to world famous seafood, a dish that always seems to come to mind is the Boston lobster roll. Boston is one of the first places that people consider when thinking about great lobster rolls. The city has a history of great seafood, and great food in general. No matter what type of cuisine you are looking for, from Italian, to Asian, to fresh New England seafood, you will find what you need in Boston. The lobster roll has been a staple New England food since its conception in 1929. Not many people can resist the sweet, flavorful meat of fresh New England lobster, packed into a buttery, lightly toasted bun. As one of the pioneers of the lobster roll, Boston knows how to prepare these sandwiches the right way. The menagerie of talented chefs in the Boston area all put their own spins on the classic lobster roll. Boston eaters can find a wide array of mouth-watering takes on the sandwich, including different mixes of ingredients such as lettuce, tarragon, scallions, lemon juice, and more. From pure lobster rolls with just meat and a bun, to spicy lobster rolls that pack a flavorful punch, Boston chefs have served and experimented with lobster rolls for decades. From the sheer amount of lobster rolls Boston visitors can get their hands on, it is clear that the dish is versatile, as well as a fan favorite. Many people travel to Boston just for lobster rolls, and many tourists feel that one of the meals they need to have when visiting Boston is a lobster roll. Boston tourists know of the history and tradition of the dish, and while in the area, they always want to experience a true New England favorite.

The Lobster Roll Boston Locals Recommend

Nothing says a New England summer quite like a fresh lobster roll while enjoying the weather at a wooden picnic table. This experience is the quintessential way to enjoy a lobster roll. Boston is the prime destination for the most satisfying and masterfully crafted lobster rolls. Since many of the Boston chefs are Boston-born and raised, they know exactly what they are doing when it comes to a lobster roll. Boston locals know that some of the areas most tasty lobster rolls are made at Pauli’s in the North End. At Pauli’s we are proud to be known for serving what many consider the best lobster roll Boston has to offer. Our excellence comes from a vast knowledge of New England cuisine, our many years of experience, and our unbridled passion for serving up top quality food. Pauli himself, that is, the owner of Pauli’s, Paul Barker, plays a large role in the North End food community. The North End is one of the premier food areas in the entire world, so it takes a life of passion and dedication to succeed. Pauli cooks with a combination of knowledge and passion that allows him to craft some of the best Boston food items imaginable, such as authentic chicken, broccoli, and ziti alfredo, fresh garden salads, satisfying subs and sandwiches, and of course, the traditional lobster roll. Boston locals and tourists alike gather at Pauli’s to enjoy everyone’s favorite seafood sandwich. Whether you are a neighborhood local, a sightseeing tourist, or are coming into town for the Sox game, make Pauli’s your main destination for an unforgettable lobster roll. Boston is our home, and we are always proud to serve the community. Pauli and the rest of the team works extremely hard so that you can have the freshest, and highest quality New England lobster for your lobster roll. Boston has arguably the best seafood in the world out of any region, and because of these hard standards, it is a constant effort to maintain world-class quality with all of our dishes. It takes hard working, experienced, and passionate individuals to succeed in the Boston restaurant game, and that is exactly what we have at Pauli’s. When you want a true Boston lobster roll, there really is only one top choice.

An Unforgettable Lobster Roll, Boston, MA

If you are looking for a simple, yet high quality lobster roll, Boston locals and tourists alike are wise to visit Pauli’s in the North End. We offer the freshest, chunkiest, most flavorful lobster rolls around, served however you like them. Whether you want your lobster roll coated in mayonnaise, melted butter, or a combination of both, we make sure that we are serving them up exactly how you ask. Just like how every chef in the city has a different style of lobster roll, Boston eaters have very different preferences. Here at Pauli’s, we have always taken food very seriously. We will consistently work hard to make sure that all your needs are met, especially when it comes to your lobster roll. Boston is a city that is remembered largely in part because of its food. Boston has a large amount of tourists, and many of them that visit us want to experience the staple food that is a lobster roll. Boston is known for its great lobster rolls, like we said before, and we are confident that with our great sandwiches, you will receive the authentic Boston experience you have been searching for. Come on in, we will be happy to serve you! We have a wide variety of other top class options, including breakfast, salads, subs, pasta, and sandwiches, that is, if you do not feel like ordering a lobster roll. Boston visitors can stop by for a quick, satisfying meal that will energize you for your adventures in the city, and leave you with a smile on your face. Our takeout menus is teeming with fresh options made for our customers daily. We are proud of the great food we offer to the city, including our famous lobster rolls. Boston residents talk about our lobster rolls all the time, and they are always raving about how we make the best in the city. Come enjoy one today, or think about choosing Pauli’s for catering during your next event. No matter what you choose in terms of high quality, authentic Boston food, Pauli’s is always here. Come get a lobster roll made by the Boston born and raised Pauli; you won’t regret it! And of course, if you enjoy a meal at Pauli’s, shout us out on Facebook and Twitter, we always enjoy hearing from people who love our food!

No matter when you stop by, you can count on us serving up the best available lobster roll, Boston and beyond!

On a rainy Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 
Duck Boat tourists got a welcomed
surprise when owner Paul Barker delivered his famous lobster roll to Duck Boat drivers and the passengers got a special gift card for lunch following the tour!

What lobster rolls mean to Boston and New England

We believe that when it comes to lobster rolls, Boston is the unofficial capital of the world. New England is world famous for seafood, and it is said that we boast the freshest, and most skillfully prepared seafood dishes on the planet. For those of you that don’t know what a lobster roll is, it is quite simply, a sandwich consisting of a roll stuffed with lobster meat. There are several different variations of lobster rolls. Boston restaurant goers will often find that the chunks of meat in lobster rolls are either coated “Maine-style” with mayonnaise or “Traditional-style” with melted butter. Both ways are very popular. The rolls themselves are usually served toasted, non-toasted or as we do at Pauli’s, grilled to perfection so you have a buttery crispy flavor. To spice up their lobster rolls, Boston chefs often use additional ingredients such as lettuce, celery, lemon juice, cracked black pepper, etc. for a unique, flavorful touch. Mainly served alongside fries or potato chips, lobster rolls are a Boston staple, and a New England summertime classic.

The significance of lobster rolls, Boston and New England

Now, if you grew up, or have spent the majority of your life in New England, the popularity and significance of lobster rolls might not come by as much of a surprise. This is because New England culture always highly regards lobster rolls. Boston eaters have enjoyed these culinary delights for well over half a century, and the sandwich has become ingrained in the culture of the area. As Bostonians, we are proud of what makes us unique. From our city’s historical significance, bustling universities and businesses, and world-class sports teams, Boston is one of the most famous cities in the entire world. Unforgettable food is a main attraction of Boston, and one of the most prevalent building blocks of Boston cuisine are the delicious lobster rolls. Boston took the seafood sandwich to new heights after its conception in Connecticut in 1929. As one of the country’s top food destinations, Boston took it upon itself to master the creation of lobster rolls. Boston restaurants started serving many tasty versions of the popular sandwich, and eaters were amazed with the quality of all its elements, from the bun to the fresh lobster meat itself. As one of the nation’s renowned areas for lobster fishing, getting fresh lobsters daily in New England is not nearly as difficult as in other regions of the country. This allows for lobster rolls Boston residents know possess a superior level of freshness, flavor, and quality. At Pauli’s in the North End, we have been in the Boston culinary sphere for many years. We know how to succeed as a restaurant in the highly competitive North End, and we always cook from the heart. This is why we have a wide range of frequent visitors, and consistently returning customers. We know Boston food, and because of this, we excel at making lobster rolls. Boston eaters have praised our fresh offerings for many years, and they stop by again and again to experience what we have to offer. We know that lobster rolls are a staple food for the Boston community, so it is only natural that we know how to make great ones.

Pauli’s lobster rolls, Boston favorites

At Pauli’s, we have been crafting top quality lobster rolls for years. We make every sandwich with care, always using the freshest lobster meat daily. Our traditional lobster rolls feature succulent chunks of flavor-packed meat from the claws, knuckles, and tail of the lobster. The lobster meat is coated with mayo or hot butter, whatever you prefer, and we serve it all up on a fresh, toasted New England style hot dog roll. It’s delicious, and we wouldn’t have it other way. It doesn’t get much more “New England” than Pauli’s lobster rolls. Boston residents and visitors alike have been raving about the marriage of distinct local flavors we create. There are dozens of places to get lobster rolls in Boston, from the New England seafood restaurants, to even Fenway Park. The lobster roll is a must have item on most Boston menus, and it can be found in just about any part of the city. However, if you want your Boston lobster roll prepared by someone Boston-born and bred with a lifelong passion for fresh, flavorful New England food, look no further than Pauli’s in the historic North End. Pauli is known to pour his heart and soul into his cooking, as it is his true passion. His fire shows up in the unmatched flavor and quality of his food, and this same effort is put into the creation of all our lobster rolls. Boston is our home, and Pauli uses his experience and passion to consistently obtain the freshest and absolute best ingredients for his lobster rolls. Boston locals know that Pauli never slacks in his efforts, as he does everything short of bringing up the traps himself! To learn more about Pauli and the great work that he does, visit this page.

You can’t go wrong with lobster rolls in Boston and New England

No matter what, you can’t really go wrong with lobster rolls in Boston. New England is the true home of the lobster roll, and great seafood in general. If you are a longtime Boston local, you probably already know about Pauli’s delicious lobster rolls. If not, what are you waiting for? We provide truly authentic lobster rolls Boston food experts are proud of. We take pride in our lobster rolls, and the rest of our catering and takeout menus. We understand if you are a local and happen to have not experienced a Pauli’s lobster roll, because of the wealth of options in New England, but if you are a tourist who wants to get the full Boston experience, you should not settle for anything but the best. When in Boston, eat like you’re in Boston! People from around the globe praise our lobster rolls. Our Boston restaurant is the hotspot for lobster rolls and many other uniquely “Boston” specialty dishes. If you want to know more, check us out on Google+ for all the latest happenings at Pauli’s.

Regardless of the season, whenever you want fresh, flavorful lobster rolls, Boston residents can turn to their New England roots at Pauli’s in the North End.


Based on the argument that a sandwich is anything between two pieces of bread, Paul Barker, the sandwich king of Boston, has announced that on National Hot Dog Day, celebrated on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 Pauli’s in Boston’s North End will be running a specialty Hot Dog Bar Menu in addition to its regular menu all day! Hot Dog lovers can of course get the regular fixings such as ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut and assorted relishes, but those willing to step out of their culinary comfort zone may appreciate items such as the “Breakfast Dog” which includes a ¼ pound all beef hot dog with bacon, home

fries and 2 sunny side up eggs ($7.99) or the “Italiano” with a ¼ pound all beef hot dog covered in slow simmered Mama’s red sauce, melted provolone and fresh basil ($6.99), or the “Boston Dog” featuring a ¼ pound all beef hot dog with melted American cheese, hickory smoked bacon and fresh lobster meat on a large braided roll ($21.99). Want your hot dogs in a different format? Try the “Hot Dog Grilled Cheese” on buttery Texas toast stuffed with griddled hot dogs and American cheese ($5.99) or try the “Hot Dog Mac n’

If anything should be celebrated, it is National Hot Dog Day and if there is any place to do it, it is at Pauli’s.Cheese” with Pauli’s famous four cheese mac n’ cheese sauce and smoky all beef franks. ($11.99).

National Hot Dog Day Menu
“Breakfast Dog”
¼ pound all beef hot dog with bacon, home fries and 2 sunny side up eggs ($7.99)

¼ pound all beef hot dog, slow simmered Mama’s red sauce, melted provolone and fresh basil ($6.99)

“Boston Dog”
¼ pound all beef hot dog with melted American cheese, hickory smoked bacon and fresh lobster meat on a large braided roll ($21.99)

“Hot Dog Grilled Cheese”
Buttery Texas toast stuffed with griddled hot dogs and American cheese ($5.99)

“Hot Dog Mac n’ Cheese”
Pauli’s famous four cheese mac n’ cheese sauce and smoky all beef franks. ($11.99)

“Plain Hot Dog”
1/4 pound all beef hot dog on grilled hot dog ($3.99)